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m ni l. h V 1:1 if I . SILLER, EDITOR 1XD PUBLISHER. S9L THE CONSTITUTION. AND THE UNION. TERHS $2.00 PER AXXVSI, IS ADTAKE. VOLUME H.NUMBEIi; I5. ;; WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS,' THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, ; 1858. j WHOLE NUMBER, 67. . brim " TT . tx Mii. ITMMrkiu.l - - the AUa " , SweetLittle VaUey. MYFKIESDaELC.BLXL.. var--? lh!W" -"ho,OTttbr,0"- - A.J i. i' Ap,i' U'1 "' ,.,, m ny "uf"1 d"'"m- , Oh! licirlittl' valley, fmt utodonnn. valley. I mil tlm fr" rtmld n,Jm ,b" At montn-' bright boors, TV w-the c1' -"'"T '- i low jna n re" r kiJdlr I stand ta Anient v" T -xtr !!rth a mit of my dark flowing tears 1 rt frvimin of my bojhood't wild years. i! dear little valley, f-eet bVHrtininj valh-y, I fri that rt f ao more; Fnrob! I am alone, Anil so wenry I've grown, b tews-d that nri(! life tea-beaten Oiore. j. n. a (From the Lnaiivillo Contirr.J Tisre'i a Sweet Little Hollow. TO XV FRIEND, BRIXULE Dt'RHAM COW. TWi a seet liltle hollow, fovn nnler the hill. Khrn y bosom with b!ne-rii I on? ed to fin, AU Bwert of Summer at nK'min; that blew, rdrrof faacoi! f an afttrnooa'i elar. ' ' Oh! dear little bollov, f.ert blye erassv lrallow. Jh meiwwT tora air ealf-lwoJ. wild yea", UTiea with joyow bellow, ! .rwil o'er the hollow, hcaaiam with ran on heUVr. an I 4eera Teal tsei - that I rambled with Iuhe ia the Spring, Who had ia hi, aoe a float iron rin, Atd thea'h we are pirted. I'd know bim at tight, " 8r a dar ia hi pxto nol unronuvoaly wbtlw. Hi! dear little hollow. Snoot ulne rany hollnw, IrvtM that my feet eould rjam o'it de ajaiw, . And eat of tlty flowers. At aaornin bright honrs TWntop, the elorrr, and rariona rin. tt oaw 1 hare rrnwo to tle ye?r of an on, A! hulJlr 1 baa! (liemKfe mimitrnai big rorkt. T.raxe tlmm.li a rote with my dark fellow Iteeri, Fan tar JwV eeaes of aay ealf-hood'a wild yenrt. lh ! dear little hollow, Pweet bine greyly hollow, ; I fca that air -are on thy baMia ii brief ; For I'm getting M fat. I tear ax aineh that, " tnm ktchir. will shortly aelsct me for beef. BELI.E LOWE. Select Calf. (From an Old Paper.) THREE CENT PRIZE TALE! Ztltl actndina tl Cunt im fie wear IRSI u tit C!eri$ Office tftke Dittrict Court ftkt State of iafoMunneara. SQUEE BOB; OR, . ' PEGGY SKOOTEYE, KA1D OF DAEXE COTOTY! BV S LOCUM SLUGS, ESQ. CHAPTER I. ; SQrEEBOB. It J in i1,a Q.: f .t. .1 . " time tlia frogs W-g'm to go "po-de-V' or before they get hoarse with kmg-the time of which I write, was n tlw early settl(.m(nt of Darke County s, I lwve sai(af jn ,ie Sprjng 0f tj,0 Lni w the elose of the: dl,y, when' if S8 n immense swamp, and v?'W1eJoorofmaUk)g cabin, might beea teen a maiden of about eigh- 5ammerg, and a dozen Wintern, J M Eltti"g on an inverted . sagar- m. .helling corn for aa old tooster, fc' lJtht feathers, in his tail the n had dropped -ont, whed : he ;wu Sg.t0 th8 cora- ' girl had ZTl a row aad half of eo trom Z w'v1!? t1 sUrtel e first grain of Koir lr of the AM row, when her in r,WMrrested bJ noise in a paw-l8Dett;tv.-i. .. . ttn-L. "'y orotner Josh bnngin' cpampkiu from the field." aaid maid P m tho fielJ' 8icl ci ! ?' ka& resaraed her ocennation. nd scarcely 6nishe,l the third row, BiTiVn" ? l.nP" ami w P6011 (i oA . 8'de wtn a piece of stove T'hlhe.d. . . - WJea. lre your ne'" a" he was the reply. J .' " "JI. "wSqnecbob?" VLhJ, f of CaUwmPM BrTCS rW ?.j c ten wives fift7 Pet porcn M. warriors !" . . wnta chaw tobacker." ''Wh!u ."J 80 to grass 1" W fr mlden Las ffnlci Sqneebob! aeebT 80 "-qnw-r-rwnnk ! keetV68' by three hatfola of SP !WIU-Carry whiU H?aiden h ran aw7 squealing Uke a pig. chapter n.' ' iftlT.r..' ? Person was seen ' "'fnmg fr0m another direct tion, riding back-foremost on a mule. He stopped suddenly at the door of the caoin, and addressed the maiden. thn .."Does Corporal Ebenezer Skootey reside here "No ; bnt be lives in that 'ar house," was ue reply. .. .. "And he has a daughter V " y - "No; notil., 4at m gal, ' and brother Josn." ,: : . . -. "Her name ia Peggy ?" . . , "Uh, huh." . .: "Can yon tell me where she is ?" "I'm the varmint" - "Well, here is a letter I broneht von all the way from Froe-Town "To Miss ! Peggy Skooteye, at Corporal Ebenezer Qkooteye s, near 'ladpole bwamp. State ot uarte uonnty.' " "Well, see here. Mister, jist read that ar letter 1 naven t enough Iarnin V "I have hardly time I must go all the way back to Frog-Town yet to-night." "Where is Frog-Town is it a very stirrin place 7 "Frog-Town is ten miles to tliefSonth east It contains one tavern, one stable, one smoke bouse, one hog pen, a chicken coop, an ash hopper, a hay stack, and pt bench. The inhabitants are three white men, and one woman, twe children. seven geese, five niggers, and a mule this is the mule." " Well, Mister, I guess you'd better read that 'ar letter, for . I can t read drap, and daddy's worse off than I am, for he can t hardly see." "Give me the letter. It says : 'Frog-Town, April , 18. 'Dear Pegg : If Sqneebob, the Cat awatnpns Chief, comes along your way, give him anything he asks for. I have hired him to kill lizards, all Summer and he is a good hand at it Don't refuse him anything, for the world he is easily oUended, and very desperate. If yon in salt him, he will nevpr forgive yon, but carry yon oft, and feed yon to his pet porcupines. Jieware! Yours devotedly, NlCODEMUS SgCA6HIN8 When the last word was pronounced, Peggy went into conniptions, and fluin- mixed. The messenger again mounted his mule, and rode off in the direction from which he had come. CHAPTER III. THE IKTERVIEW. Peggy had lain, she knew not how long, for she had forgotten to look at the clock before she fainted. Bat when she came to her senses, it was late in the night. The moon was shing brightly, and she gazed around in bewilderment Presently she beheld an object far out in the swamp it was a man approaching on stilts. He stood before the maiden and spoke , "Peggy!" "Nicodemus !" - Their faces met aad a noise was heard, which sounded like hitting a cow over the back with a shingle. . Whnt are yon doing oat so late ?" said Nicodemus. . v"What brings yon here?" exclaimed Peggy. - , "Squeebob has been here?" said Nico demus. , "Yes." "And you insulted him ?" "No; I only wouldn't give him a chaw of tobacker.". "Why?" " 'Cause I hadn't none." "And what did he say ?" "He swore, . by three hatfuls of mus- leeters, that he would carry me off in the swamps. " -!.. "Did he swear by three hatfuls, or only two and a half ?" "Three." "Then it is all over if he swears by only two hatfuls and a half, there is some chance of getting him pleased ; bat if he swears by three' hatfuls, . there is no chance !" . . . What shall we do?" !The only remedy is for n to get mar ried, as soon as possible. We can then leave for the State of Massissinewa, until be is out of the way. Ue won't go to Massissinewa be is afraid of the gally- nippers there. . . ,'; 'Then let 8 go there I ; . , ; . ; "Well, I'll go right off, and see preach er lirubbinnoe. uay auer io-morrow night is the time ! Good night !" "Good bye." , And Nicodemus. pat his stilts in his pocket and gallopped away on his hands and feet CHAPTER IV. TBS PREACHER. The day was just beginning to dawn in the East when a yonng man was seen rapping at the door of a small cabin built of hoop poles, standing on a buck-eye stamp. That young man was Nicodemus Sqnashins. After - rapping for a long time, a voice was heard from within, say ing : "Who in the dickens is ' making that noise?" ' "A friend," was the reply. - A dogged nice friend to wake a body rtp outof a sound nap. What do yon want? I bum all my friends, and your voice don't sound like any of theirn." "Come out and I'll tell yon what I want'. -V W " '' ' After a short pause the door was open ed, and! a little, old man,, about- font fet high, and six feet tb,ick, made. his. ap pearance, with one stocking on,' and' a blinHridle over his eyes. In his hands nej carnea a meai-axa, Bieage-nammer, ihot-gon, aad iron; wedga. - V "Yon see, sir," be commenced, "if yon want to waylay me, I come prepared for you. . .. . . : r . - "A very fine morniDg," said Nicode mas. ' "Darnetl if it ain't" replied the man "but who, the detil are yon? my specs is dim, this morning, and I ean't sea very "My name is Nicodemus Sqnashins, of rrog-iown.- Are yon a preacher r ' "Peaches I Cnrse yon, we have no peaches is that all yon hollered me out of bed tor 7 lan t yon see there u no peach trees here?" "Confound it ! I asked yon if Johosa dab Grnbbinhoe.the preacher, lives here?" Dang it yon are hard of hearing, this morning!" . "Ah, friend ! do not use profane lan guage, in the presence of a minister of God. Tbe consequences will be dreadful I am Grnbbinhoe Jobosadab X. Q. Z. Grubbinhoe, is my name. Can I do anything for your goal's salvation ?". Yon a minister of the gospel and yon swore awhile ago, yourself." Ah, friend, as 1 am bard of hearing, this morning, perhaps yon misunderstood mel" "Perhaps I did. But I came to inform you that your presence is earnestly desired over on ladpole Swamp "Oh, ah, yes, a man a very poor man sick, over there. 1 would like to go and console lnm, bnt tbe fact is, I am very unwell the doctor will not allow me to tro out of the house. Hold on wait till I get through. 1 sm to be married to-morrow night, to Squire Skooteye's daughter. I am sorry yon are not able to go it is an urgent occasion and I-wi!l pay a preacher even as high as twenty-five cents, to do the job. But then I must hnnt some one else. good morning. "Hellow! see here I forgot the medicine the doctor gave me, last night, cured me. I will be there." then be there, and tho q garter is yours. " Is the mnskeeters bad, over there 7 "Pretty bad." "Then hadn't I better take my bake oven along,' to smoke 'em off?" 'Yet, and bring your wmd-mill, also. Good morning." . r "Good mornin . - And the preacher lay down and rolled into the honse, after which he fell npon his feet again. . CHAPTER V. SQUEEBOB AOAJS. .... Peggy yet stood on the verge of the Wax ' t VJ swamp. looking at a blue st reals wnicn Nicodemus had left in his wake, when she heard a sound which sbe took to be that of a fror. She answered it with a similar sound, when it ceased ; and in a few minutes Sqneebob. stood before, her ! "White maiden mocks Sqneebob! said he. 'Squeebob lies I thought it was a bnll-frog !" said Peggy. "What did yoo come back for, agin ?" White maiden is trying to fool Sqnee bob ; but she can t escape I Sayinir thus, he gave a shrill whistle. when a monkey appeared, with an armful of corncobs. Sqneebob selected one of the Unrest, fitted it to Feggv's month, gagged her with it sal seizing her in his arms, carried her a short distance, ana placed her in a wheelbarrow, which went by bellows-power. Giving it full wind. he sailed rapidly away. On the wheelbarrow went over log and stones. Sqneebob sat composedly on his heels, and took a pinch of snuff; a small quantity fell on Peggy's face, and getting into her nostrils, caused ber to sneeze. In the effort she blew the cob ont of ber mouth, striking Squeebob in the eye, knocking him backwards ont of the wheelbarrow.- tie bellowed like cow, tumbled over, and all was silent r CHAPTER VI.'; THE SEARCH. , . . - . -t r : - - . . - - Morning was dawning in the East bed. Corporal Skooteye turned over in granted, and then called out: "Jf eggy I " Cli t No answer.' He called again ' 'rt' "Peggy; it's time to get up, and ' get breakfast". . . , ,. . .- , Still no answer." The Corporal got wrothy, leaped oat of bed, exclaiming : TUh'ist yon!" Bnt be fonnd no Peggy in her usual place. He looked a moment and then ejaculated , "Confound it she s not in bed, and hasn't been, at all." - , 1 The old man ran ont of tbe boose, and looked in every direction. He then ran along, smelling of the ground like a dog, after which, he. again hurried into the house, yelling "' ' ;- Sqneebob ! Sqneebob I lie earned Peggy e-ff ! I have found bia tracks P ' 'Maybe it s somebody else e tracks, suggested the old women. ". ' - "Somebody else's thunder ! ened the old man ; "don't I know the the tracks ? They look just like the prints of a sled rnnner and nobody about : here has a sled!" m .c - The shanty was now in an , nproar search must be made immediately no time must be lost nobody-lived near enough for them to apply to for assistance and they must turn out n masse, themselves. : The old woman mounted the family ox. armed with -a pitchfork, broe-m. fire-shovel, meat-axe, and crow bar. The corporal got astraddle of the cow', and armed himself with a band-saw, maul and wedge, sausage chopper,' and scythe ; Josh straddled a haap-pole.'and carried a doable-barrel shot-gun, with the lock broken off. a batcher anile,, boot- iack and screw driver. . Thus mounted and equipped, the party set out tbe old woman leading the van They followed Sqoeebob's- track, until they came to the wreck of his. wheel bar row, This tbe old wofr.au tied behind her on her ox i and they resumed the search. ' ' ' '" ' They hunted, and h tinted, in vain, nn til more than balf tbe day was spent when they retraced their steps, in sorrow. '' But few words were spoken. The old woman' under lip hung down so low, that the ox stepped on it, and hurt it severely. The Corporal took snuff, to make him sneeze and bring tears from his eyes ; and Josh ran his head into the black swamp mud, as a sign of mourning not being aware ot the tact, that he had a sufficient qaan tity of the article on his face already. ' The sun was almost down, when the party j-e iched their home. Josh was sent to Uke care of tiie animals, while the Corporal and his -wife entered- the house, When they opened the door, what was their surprise, npon beholding their lost daughter, Peggy ! She had a sugar trough the same one she had set on, while feeding the rooster full of dough, and was working it with her feet, like brick' makers used to tramp their mud, with oxen. She exclaimed, as they entered Why, where on airth are yon been gone to, so long, and what was you doiu' with the sassage-chopper 7 Here, 1 most fix for the weddin', and had to chaw ev ery bit of the mince meat with my teeth!" The old woman was so overjoyed at the sight of Peggy.and her wounded lip pained ber 60 much, that she ran ont of doors, hunted a cleau, soft spot, tumbled over, and went into tantrums. Peggy was for gotten for the time, and no questions were asked, as to her whereabouts. All the attention must be bestowed npon the old woman. - A side saddle was procured. fastened on the bars, and! Josh mounted on it, and despatched for Dr. Owlsnout, at Angerham Bend. ' When he came near the Doctor's honse, the fence stumbled, and sent him whirling onward in the air. He snw the Doctor standing in the door, and delivered bis message, as he flew. Then, by a dexterous movement, he turn ed himself around, and flew back towards home. The velocity was not quite sum cient to carry bim back ; but he remem bered bavin? a small Quantity in his pocket which' he applied, and reached home in safety. Just as tbe shades of mgbt were deep ening around, the Doctor was seen sp proaching, hopping on one leg, and car rying his horse on his shoulder. He tied his horse to a cabbaee-bead ; and, after an examination of the old woman, pro nounced her disease a severe attack of skooterynootootery. He administered dose of acqua maravolons, aad ordered hourly drinks of pollywog tea ; promis ing to lie back again the next evening. "i CHAPTER VII. ' THE WEDDIXO. It was eveninjr again. Ibe mansion of Corporal Skooteye was brilliantly light ed with iron lamps, in which .was burned double distilled and refined 'possum-fat. The guests were all gathered, to witness the marriage ceremony : bat the old wo man had not yet recovered. The Doctor was there, and troubled about her case. He at length thought of a dernier resort Preacher, Grubbinhoe bad bioogbt.his windmill ' and bake-oven alotfg;, the Doctor spoke of putting the old woman in the box on top of the windmill, then turning the crank, to shake her well, and start the circulation of blood: after which. the bake-oven should be heated, and she poked into it, to produce perspiration. But when . be spoke of that, the old woman gave a grunt opened her eyes, and rolled over. The Doctor said his words had produced a powerful effect upon her; Grubbinhoe declared that it was a "won derful mencle; but, had it Happened in our day, the cause could no doubt be explained by means of Mesmerism and the Spirit Rapping. .Again she opened her eyes, and asked : "Peggy, did you milk the cow ?" " i'- "'No : the pitr sacked ber atria." was the answer. ., . i. . - .The old woman gave a - scream, and rushinz out of the house, seized a spade. jumped into the hog-pen. and , gave the hog a severe pummelling. "Why did yon tell her that ?" asked the Doctor of Peggy t " her excitement may prove fatal. ' ' " "Oh, the hog didn't suck the cow," answered Pejriry ; ?'but it always makes mam so mad, when it does happen, that I thought if anything would bring her to, that would. . Yon see. it started the cal kelation of blood, and perduced inspira tion I" ' 1 .-'-, PetriTT was right ' Her plan brought the old woman straight They were now ready for the wedding. Preacher Grub binhoe spelled ont the certificate, author ezing bim to "marry Nicodemus 8qnash ins.Blacksmith's Student of Frog-Town, to Peggy, daughter of Corporal Ebenezer Skooteye. and Uetsy, nis wne, oi a aupoia Swamps-all or the State of Darke County, as." Ac. : Nieodemns had broneht s log sled, drawn by three oxen, to convey them to Massissinewa the next morning the supper was waiting" on the table and everything was ia readiness for the operation of getting married, v This job Grubbinhoe commenced, in original style, and got through in the incredibly short space of tw Aourt During this time,' besides going through the marriage cere mony, he preached one sermon, made two prayers, and repeated the baptismal and sacramental sendee not forgetting, as soon as he had finished, to pull Nicode mus to one side, and dun him for his twenty-five cents. As soon as the performance was over, the whole party made a break for the table, and commenced a wholesale de struction of eatables. The supper was nearly finished, and the guests were ad miring the nice flavor of the mince pies. when some one, for the first time, thought of - inquiring about Peggy's adventure with Sqneebob. "Well, how did you get clear of Squee bob?"- "Oh, I put him out of the way, and made good use of him." replied Peggy, "What did you do with him ?" . "Chawed him up !" "Chawed him np ! Well, what did yon do with him, then ?" "Why, I made (hem ar mince ptes out of him!" Ihe guests all ran out, and puked like dog ! Reader, go thou ami do likewise ! Tne esd. She is not listening Now. BY EDWARD CHARLES MOGBIDGE. I held a parley with my tears, ' My tear, that fell like rain ; I cannot aing in theae dull year, Tho old exnlting ttrain. Whnt though thii aad declining Ufa Riehe and fame endow, Too late the peace, too lata tho atrifo Slra it not listening sow ! To the my trarel-weariod tool Would Tor fly for rear, ' And nil ita dear-bought atoree nnroll, Thon brightoat and thoo beat. Tremsnre a bore all wealth or lore, Aa I ahall e'er a tow, Thon hart gone honee forever more, Thou nit not listening now ! . Trne that for thee 1 woo Id hare died, - Or lired all lev a bore, And rodett ahoett of life defied, With nn o'er mastering love. In rain this wild and fnntie grief, Ia vaia each ferrent vow ; Slow time, wan age, bring small relief . She is not listening now ! Ah. bound on earth ia dearest linka With tbe tool's brightest abain A whisper comes, "Thy spirit sinks, Tel shall it climb again To richest peac) to anion rare. My blest am, aatwerett thon 1 O, world, thy worst I may endore, For she is listening now. The Practical and the Sentimental inNiw England. Rev. Henry Granville of Herts, England, lately ascended the Old Man of the Mountain, in ew Hampshire, and with fool-hardiness and a rope ladder, went down and sat astride of his nose. When he returned, he de clined the congratulations offered him for his daring feat saying, "after I had be- strided tbe old man's nose, and as I turned round towards his left eye, I be held written in colossal letters 'Visit Oak Hall, Boston, George W. Simmons, 1835 !' " A boy was bitten by a rattle snake in the Glades,' on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad last week, and no other remedy being at hand a poultice of mashed onions was applied to the wound. It proved effectual in extracting the poison, and the j . ooy was m worn again in a icr uuuia. We have heretofore spoken of the mer its of onion mice in extracting the poison from the sting of insects, dec, but did not suppose it would prove efficacious in so serious a matter as a rattle snake bite. Zanetville Courier. How to Cook Squash. Cut into square pieces ; alter cutting on me nna. out these into a pan oi cold water. 1011 until quite soft According to the greater solidity of each sort so will the required time of boiling be comparatively longer. Strain through a clean towe1 until all the superfluous water is drained out lor on this, in a great measure, the quality de pends. Beat np with a table-spoonful of untainted butter, and a little pepper and salt to taste. Serve whilst hot. Alleged Ccrb fob Drunkenness. An exchantre recommends the following. as '.n infallible core for beastly intoxica tion : Whenever a person is in a stupid and insensible state, from the abuse- of intoxicating drinks, lay bim on his right side, elevate his left arm. and poor cold water down it slowly. Before a common pitcher fall can be emptied, the man will walk, perfectly sober. Senator Douglas would seem to be perspiring almost as liberally as one Gen. Ford proposed to do, in the campaign of4 00. A correspondent ot the Baltimore Son writes that the Judge "makes two or three speeches a day, and bv reason of the heat is obliged to chinge his clothes three times a day at least" Gbanpson or a Traitor. rTha Rev. Mr. Arnold, grandson of the traitor, Benedict Arnold, is an Episcopal minister in England. He is the only male relation of Arnold living. He has a sister mar ried, and they inherit a large estate in Canada from their grandfather. . Odorifibocs. Some wag, writing from Cairo, UL. sines tbe subsiding of the flood, says there are now in that city fonr bnn dred and fifty-two distinct and different smells, and stverul teard yet to hear from! The Atlantic Telegraph and the Import Trade. The effect of the Atlantic telegraph on trade is now being discussed in all its pro and eons. We have heard an im porter argue that it would be injurious to men in his business, because country tra ders, he said, would order their goods in smaller quantities than they now do, and importers would give smaller orders to the manufacturers ; and the manufacturers would be guided in like manner as to the increased or reduced productions of their wares ; ami on ail hands a small peddling business would nsnrp the now existing modes of trade. Tha same injurious i effect, he said, followed the ocean steam-1 ers. t nor to that era the importers gave large orders to the manufacturers, calcu lated for half a year's consumption ; and the traders'gave large orders to the im porters on the same basis, and business was none on a wholesale scale. When the fast steamers came into vogue, the small traders commenced to lay in goods for two or throe months only, and the importer was consequently restricted in his orders, and the manufacturer in his productions. This is claimed to be a considerable injury to trade, and it is to be presumed that when the time between the order anil the delivery of goods is reduced to one half of what it has been, the evil will increase to a proportionate extent There is some sense in the argument, mixed, however, with a good deal of fal lacy. If business be done henceforth on a smaller scale, it will also be done on a safer one. The aggregate amount, how ever, will be as large. If a trader lays in only a month's stock, he will pay for it in cash or notes at ten or filteeen days. It will bring into play the system of 'short credit and long friends.' Besides, it will have the effect of placing men of small capital on something like an equality with rich and long established firms. The smaller the orders the smaller the risks, and the less capital necessary Tor the bus iness. So that, even to the importers, the Atlantic telegraph will prove a bless ing rather than a curse. -A. T. Ileridd, the 9. Tit for Tat Not Bad. The editor of the Utica Herald says that he once knew a, widow who cut out ber own daughter in the good graces of 1ier lover, and married him herself. To obtain re venge for this mean, unworthy trick, the daughter set her cap for tho young man's rich father, (of whom he was the only heir,) and actually married him, and had children, to the infinite annoyance of the other parties. This occurred in Onoada- ga Couuty, New York. Speaking of Gov. Stewart, of Missouri, getting drunk, and getting beaten in a grocery the other day, the Washington Republic is reminded of a story : "Ihe deacon of a church, upon whom a new pastor had been settled, was prais ing his many good qualities to the deacon of a neighboring church. He declared that their new minister had but one fault in the world, and that was a propensity to become a little quarrelsome when he was. drunk." The Tomb of Taylor. In the family cemetery of his father, near Loaisvillc, Ivv., are deposited the remains of Gen. Taylor, eleventh President of the United states, rto monument has as yet been erected to the brave old man, but on tbe plain slab are the simple words : "Zach ary Taylor," to designate where his coffin uss. At some future time, the nation will doubtless do justice to the great hero and patriot Are the Mormoss White Mex ? This qnestion must be answered in the negative, if the following statement of the Utah correspondent of the St Louis Re publican is to be credited : . Another account of about fifty Mormons having been killed by the Indians is in correct, though aoout lour weeks sgo three white persons were killed by them. . General Jackson once said that those who do business on borrowed capital ought to break. The Boston Atlas and Bee wonders what the hero, were he alive, would say of the present Federal Admin istration, which is doing business on bor rowed capital to the tune of forty millions a year. ' Was Gen. Jackson a Virginia? A writer in the Cbarlestown (Vs.) Spirit contends that General Andrew Jackson was born in Berkeley Couuty, Ya., and was carried by his parents, in 1764, to Waxhaw settlement, S. C. Brigham Young says the reason why he didn't fight was because there were so many bad Mormons in the city, who would have gone to the devil, in case tbey had been killed. Brigham is selfish. . A boarder at a hotel in Chicago miss ed 850. A servant, named Abraham, was arrested on suspicion. The money (we ssy it without irreverence) was found in Abraham's bosom. Lou. Jour. The Rochester Union, in a glowing account of the crops in that region, aays the famine has been postponed on account of the weather. A little editor in the interior thinks that we "eat bad corn." Probaly be lives opon mean wheat for he is bearded, and chaffy and smutty. Prentice. . Osb o( Little Dag's own organs an nounces that he is about to swallow Sen ator Trumbull. Alas ! then, forTrumbuIL His grave is dug. Refill anir mmsi A New Wat to FErm-siK ecu Dwel lings. Now the plan we suggest is sim ply this: prepare a brown linen bag about the size of a pillow-case, and fill it witbt the full-blown- roses, so at to-make it tfarr size of a hair-pillow, flat rather tha round, anl lay it inside the 'door of thr dwelling, for all to step on as they enter we mean the parlor or sitting roomi If the roses are picked carefully free front the branch, when the foot presses-th- baj? the odor of tho roses is given forth, and the room ia sweetly perfumed thereby. This is much better than to permit tbtr roses to waste in the garden. Calif or' nut Farmer. Remedy for Scalding. The Abeille Medicale reports a case of a young ntaa who had both bis legs fearfully scalded by slipping iuto-aealdron of boiling water, lie was immediately laid npon a bed. and to prevent syncope, an exciting potion was immediately administered, and cod- j liver oil applied to his legs ; he was also bled twice, but tbe pain id bts legs- dul not subside. A lininrent of raudarrainr and cod-liver oil was then applied, bat withont effect the pain continuing as intense as ever. Bat chloforoform being substituted for laudanum, immediaterenef ensued, and was maintained by continu ing tbe same process until recovery. Verdict Against Hot BtscrtT. Dr. Bunting, who has been experimenting' with Alexis St Martin, the Frenchman with a window in his stomach, through which can be seen all the processes of digestion, declares that hot bread never digests. It is tumbled about for a long time, till it begins to ferment when it ia forced out with other useless debris-. It never digests, and is never assimulatedl by the organs of nutrition. Its OQly effect is to produce dyspepsia. This- is Dr. Bunting's testimony, as deaTorRtrated by repeated experiments upon the stomachi of St. Martin. To Ascertain the State or tbe Lcsoe, Persons desirous to- ascertain ihe tnw state of their lungs, are directed tc draw in as much breath as they conveniently can ; they are then to count a far as they are able, ia a slow and audible voice, without drawing in more breath. The number of seconds they can continue; counting must be carefully observed ; in a consumptive the time does not exceed ten, and is frequently less than six sec onds ; in pleurisy and pneumonia it ran ges from nine to four iieconds. When the lungs are in a sound condition the time will range as high as from twenty to thirty-five seconds. Green" Corn. The Eastern Express publishes the following recipe for a novel luxury for the green corn season : Tske a' dozen or two ears of corn, the sweet ra' rieties preferred, husk, and, without boilt . ing, grate off the grains. Stir into this, two table-spoonsful of flour for every dozen ears, and also an egg, previously well beaten, and a little salt and a very' little sugar. If the corn be sweet, about two table-spoonsful to every dozen ears.' Let tbe whole be well stirred and baked in a greased tin pan for an boar, in a hot oven. Then eat with fresh butter or cream. ' Greasing Carriage Wheels. The best composition that can. be prepared to relieve carriage wheels and machinery from friction, is composed of hoar's lard. wheat floor, and black lead (plumbago.) The lard is to be melted over a gentle fire, and the other ingredients equal in weight may be added, till the composi tion is brought to a consistence of corn-1 mou paste without raising the beat near: a boiling point One trial of the paste; will satisfy any one of its superior quality. Washino Soaf. 2 lbs. bar-soap lr 03. borax. Shave the soap fine. Put that and the borax in one quart of water,, and simmer till well mixed. One fourth of a pound of this compound is snfficient, for a washing for six persons. Soak the clothes a few hoars, and then put in the ' soap and boil thirty urinates, and then' rinse in two or three waters, and bang out. If the clothes should not be eleam enough after boiling, a little robbing will generally suffice. Ccbs for Colds. It is said that forty eight hours of total abstinence from liquids ; of all sorts will kill a cold entirely ; and he who tries this remedy may go out into the air, and the more the better ; for the more he walks and creates exhalation' from the skis, the more be robs bis blood! of water, and the more thoroughly be. breaks the banks on which tbe nose and throat and lanes rely for the means of making tbemseires troublesome. Egos. Tbe "Country Gentleman" ssy that eggs msy be preserved fresh by putting them in com meal or bran, small end down. We know a better and mors certain plan. Pat three gallons of water in a keg, and add one pint of salt and a. half pint of unslaked lime.. Pat in your eggs and close tight Tbey will keep' Iresn forever so it is said. Nails Geowino in the Flesh. A Tata writer in the Ohio Cultivator, gives the following remedy : Cot a notch iiT the middle of the nail every time the nail is pared. . The aisposition to close tbe notch draws the nail from the sides. It cured mine after I hisa2ered weeks with ita festering. "